Canoe Trip on Connecticut River -- 27-29Jun 09

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1.0 Overview

We will be launching from Orford and canoeing to Hanover with two nights of camping. This is a simple introduction to a canoe trip. Everyone in the troop is encouraged to come. It is also a shake down for the week long trip in July.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at the Community center Saturday Morning and check our equipment. We will then drive to Orford and launch from the boat ramp. We will camp the first night at Roaring Brook and the second night at Patchen Point. We finish at the Ledyard Canoe Club in Hanover. We will be cooking as a group.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday 27 Jun
1000 -- Community Center - Check Equipment
1030 -- Head North to Orford
1100 -- Arrive at Orford Boat Launch, unload and launch.
1130 -- Canoe Skills
1300 -- Lunch
1600 -- Roaring Brook
1800 -- Supper
2100 -- Lights Out

Sunday 28 Jun
0600 -- Get up
0700 -- Breakfast
0800 -- Pack-up
0830 -- On the water
1200 -- Lunch
1500 -- Patchen Point
1800 -- Supper
2100 -- Lights Out

Monday 29 Jun
0600 -- Get up
0700 -- Breakfast
0800 -- Pack-up
0900 -- On the water
1000 -- Ledyard Canoe Club - Home

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is a easy paddle. We are covering about 20 miles. The river has very little current, so we are not much assisted by that.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, and parents. All participants must have passed the BSA Swimmer Test.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 6 May 09

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 24 May 09

3.3 Costs

$30 for food. The $30 fee is due at the Wednesday June 24 Troop Meeting. Please bring cash so Billy can spend it right away.

3.4 Equipment

  • Class A uniform (for travel and flags).
  • Class B uniform (all other times).

    This is a 100% uniformed outing! Class A uniform is required for travel and for flags; class B otherwise.

  • Overnight gear as described in the Personal Equipment handout.
  • Your share of equipment and supplies planned by your buddy group.
  • Water. Bring at least 4 liters of water. Do not plan on drinking out of the river!
  • Sun protection.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Field Flag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Patrol Cook Kit
  • 4 Stoves
  • Canoes
  • Paddles
  • PFDs

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 1000 Sat 27 Jun
    Pick-up Point: Leyard Canoe Club
    Pick-up Time: 1000 Mon 29 Jun

    We still need volunteers to drive to Orford.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Bill
  • Adult owner: Mr. Smith

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Smith
  • Mr. Kerin
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    Approved TPS 22Jun09


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